Symptoms of “hidden hernia”?
I have had undiagnosed R side hip/pelvis pain since March 2017. It started with a popping and tightness in my pelvis. I am an active 32 y/o F that has a history of college Bball, I was in the Army and I am now a Firefighter. My pelvis pain originally was an awkward feeling that would ache the day after I worked out. After learning the hard way with other injuries, I decided I’d take time off of lower body work, hip hinging or squatting. I did that on my own. When it didn’t get better. Long walking and sitting irritated it I went to see Arrosti. They did some pressure point work and nothing helped. I then saw a sports chiropractor, they did some adjusting and tests. Nothing found and no help once again. I then went to a orthopedic that thought maybe lambrum tear. But nothing. I’ve had handfuls if X-rays, MRIs and MRI with contrast but no diagnosis. The Ortho advised me to get PT and try steroid injections. By this time I had pain to the R side of my lower back as well. I also noticed around my period I had some pressure and burning sensation in my LRQ around the same area that the achiness migrates. I’ve also had horrible runs of constipation that adds to the fullness in my LRQ and pain. I’ve been taking a stool softener daily that is helping a little bit but I’m still constipated. The PT didn’t help, the 2 injections (1st in the back then hip) didn’t work. I’m almost a year into this pain and no one can tell me what’s wrong. At times the ache wakes me up in my sleep and I’m unable to go back to sleep until high doses of ibuprofen kick in. I also have a sensation of weakness and achiness to the inside of my R quad that runs up through my hip into my pelvis. There doesn’t look like there is any atrophy but it feels weak. I’ve been so frustrated with not being able to work out or as be as active as I was, that recently I’ve said screw it. I’m in pain wether I work out or I don’t. So I’ve started working out my legs again, since I’ve started working out I’m noticing more pressure in my pelvis then before. I recently had someone tell me that I may have a hernia so that’s what brought me here. I am trying to figure this out and trying to reach any MD that will help me. I live in Corpus Christi Texas. We don’t have any sports hernia specific Docs here. I live hours away from San Antonio and Houston, which I am hoping to reach out to someone there. Does this sound like a hernia? Does anyone know someone in a near by city that could help? Recommendations?
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